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Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Hijacker Reportedly Tried to Divert to Sochi

An alleged hijacker reportedly attempted to divert a Ukrainian passenger jet to Sochi, where the 2014 Winter Olympics are scheduled to begin today, by telling the crew there was a bomb on board. The Pegasus Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Istanbul, Turkey where the plane remains on the runway. The 110 passengers on board are believed to have been evacuated safely.

NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel has been giving updates on the situation via Twitter:

Watch CNN’s initial report on the incident below:

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